Saturday, March 2, 2013
So far, so good
Day 4 The bigger pups are doing great, and the smaller pups are getting stronger. The pups are now where I would expect newborn pups to be. We have our first 1 pounder - big Blue boy. Their umbilical cords have dropped off and the pups are having "active sleep" with some jerking and other motor movements. The pups have been gaining approximately 1 to 1.5 oz per day. Overnight, the little pups lose out and barely maintain weight, but overall, they are gaining. I have started doing BioSensor early neurological stimulation exercises with the stronger pups. Supposed to start on Day 3, but delayed a bit with this bunch. Riley was amazingly trusting when I handled her pups and caused them to vocalize a bit.